Napa: Howell Mountain AVA

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Howell Mountain won its pre-prohibition fame for Zinfandel, but the current generation of growers and winemakers, led by Dunn Vineyards, La Jota, O’Shaughnessy, and Robert Craig has turned sharply towards Cabernet Sauvignon as the variety of choice. The district ranges upward from 1,400 ft/430 m elevation in Napa’s rugged east hills, and has as its anchor the Seventh Day Adventist community of Angwin.